House of Cards

House of Cards

American political drama television series
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House of Cards

House of Cards is an American political thriller streaming television series created by Beau Willimon. It is based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Michael Dobbs and an adaptation of the 1990 BBC series of the same name also from the novel. The first 13-episode season was released on February 1, 2013, on the streaming service Netflix. House of Cards is the first TV series to have been produced by a studio for Netflix.

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United States
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English
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6
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Eigil Bryld
Tim Ives
Igor Martinovic
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43–59 minutes
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Media Rights Capital
Trigger Street Productions
Wade/Thomas Productions
Knight Takes King Productions
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1080p (2:1 HDTV) (2013)
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February 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
November 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)
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Francis Underwood: A great man once said, everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.
  • Production was based in a 300,000+ sq. ft. warehouse in the fashion industrial district in Joppa, MD. The set is actually part of an older Macy's distribution center, and all the driving scenes were performed in a green screen room, which served as a refrigerator for fur coats. Inside the building the following sets can be found: Oval Office, the Underwood home (upper lower and main levels), House of Congress, various state representative's offices, South Carolina governor's office, various plush hotel suites.
  • Kate Mara was told from the beginning that Zoe was going to die eventually, but to keep the secrecy before the second season premiere, Mara couldn't tell to anyone that she wasn't part of the show anymore, so she would lie when someone asked how was the shooting going.
  • Netflix won the beating war between the rest of the networks to produce the show because they committed to do two seasons directly.
  • Netflix online company's second original production for online streaming following Lilyhammer (2012).
  • Production of this original Netflix series is virtually unique for the extraordinary creative freedom permitted filmmakers to write/direct/produce without undue supervision or second-guessing, major factor that drew Oscar nominees like David Fincher to the project.

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